Important Information Regarding Booking your Hotel Room for Annual Session 2021:
Please note: The PCSO, RMSO, and Hyatt Regency Portland will never contact exhibitors or attendees by phone or email to offer assistance in booking your hotel room. Should the Hyatt Regency Portland or the PCSO/RMSO have a question about your reservation, someone from the hotel will contact you directly.
PCSO & RMSO have worked diligently with the hotel to establish a room block and negotiate an optimum room rate for its attendees and exhibitors where all PCSO & RMSO associated functions will be held. In the past, unauthorized companies/housing providers (commonly known as hotel pirates) have been known to solicit PCSO & RMSO exhibitors and attendees in an attempt to secure them lower room rates. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing providers is not approved by PCSO or RMSO. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates; however, they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable.
Please be aware of and report any unauthorized solicitation to the PCSO Executive Office. Attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to stay at the host hotel so that PCSO & RMSO and its members can benefit from the hotel’s reduced costs that in turn, lead to keeping registration costs and exhibit fees down for the participants.
Hotel links will go out with your registration confirmation and registration is scheduled to open May 1, 2021.
WOCON is a three-day event – a forum for continuing education and collaboration designed to foster an open dialogue between the organization, its members, guest speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors. Attendees engage in a wide variety of topics by participating in various virtual and in-person sessions, and social events. This year’s theme is BUILDING BRIDGES.
KEEPING YOU WELL
Masks: Currently, masks are required in all indoor public areas as required by city/state mandates. All attendees are encouraged to bring your own mask to the conference.
On-site Protocols: We are already planning for physical distancing in all areas of the meeting space. If attendee temperature checks or any other precaution is required by any national / state / local agency, the PCSO/RMSO will be prepared, and attendees agree to comply as necessary. In partnership with the Oregon Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Portland, and in accordance with all current national / state / local restrictions, the PCSO/RMSO will provide:
• Responsible food & beverage service for all meeting spaces, as required at the time of the conference;
• Appropriate Signage/floor decals to reinforce spatial distancing and other safety reminders;
• Hand sanitizer stations positioned throughout the meeting space.
Personal Accountability Commitment: By attending the 2021 Western Orthodontic Conference in Portland, OR all attendees agree to abide by and engage in certain health and safety beneficial conduct while attending the event. This includes, but is not limited to, submitting to restrictions set in place during the event that may include daily temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times in indoor public areas and engaging in appropriate physical distancing. Additionally, registrants agree to forgo attending the in-person event in the event they become ill or have been recently exposed to COVID-19.
Hotel Rooms Must Book By 9/28
Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center
375 NE Holladay St., Portland, OR 97232
Stay steps from the Oregon Convention Center and Moda Center with a room at this brand new, Gold LEED certified hotel centrally located in the Lloyd District. Walk to high-end eateries and breweries nearby, or head across the river to see local landmarks like the International Rose Test Garden.
Rooms must be booked through the dedicated WOCON link provided upon registration confirmation in order to receive rates listed. Note: Rates listed do not include state/ city taxes or tourism fee.
All rooms booked with the WOCON link receive complimentary health club/fitness center access as well as complimentary standard internet in guest room and complimentary welcome refreshment.
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO) is an ADA CERP recognized provider approved by American Association of Orthodontists.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
PCSO designates this activity for 14.5 continuing education credits.
ANNUAL SESSION SPEAKERS
Ms. Brenda Ashwell
Dr. Sean Carlson
Dr. Sylvain Chamberland
Dr. Willy Dayan
Dr. Sylvia Frazier-Bowers
Ms. Corinne Hancock
Dr. Rich Hirschinger
Ms. Kayla Hoorelbeke
Dr. Laura Iwasaki
Dr. Cole Johnson
Dr. Christian Kenworthy
Dr. Glenn Krieger
Ms. Tracy Martin
Dr. Kathryn Preston
Dr. Barbara Sheller
Mr. Danny Snow
Ms. Avery Spencer
REGISTRATION CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY
The PCSO/RMSO must receive written notice of cancellation no later than September 21, 2021 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for full cancellations will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee per registrant. Cancellations or no-shows after this date are not eligible for a refund. Special requests for refund may be granted after the 30-day cut-off for personal emergencies. This policy covers registration and ticketed events. Cancellation requests should include attendee name, registration confirmation number, AAO member number (if applicable).
Please allow up to four weeks for delivery of refund. In most cases, fees will be refunded the same way they were paid to the PCSO/RMSO. No refunds will be processed on site during the course itself.
The PCSO/RMSO is not responsible for monies registrants may have spent on penalty or non-refundable airline tickets or hotel deposits in the event the course is canceled or sold out. If a program is canceled by the PCSO/RMSO, every effort will be made to notify registrants at least 30 days prior to the first day of the course and registration fees will be refunded.
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